You’ve heard of countries harnessing electricity and reselling them but have you heard of using the electricity from your electric vehicle to pay for parking? Well, you can now do just that at the recently opened Nissan Pavilion in Yokohama.

A world’s first; electric car owners will be able to discharge power from their EV’s battery pack to pay for parking while at the Nissan Pavilion. The temporary exhibition space will be open from the 1st of August till 23rd October 2020.

“The Pavilion is a place where customers can see, feel, and be inspired by our near-future vision for society and mobility,” said Nissan CEO Makoto Uchida. “As the world shifts to electric mobility, EVs will be integrated into society in ways that go beyond just transportation.”

Also at the exhibition, visitors can lounge at the Nissan Chaya Cafe which operates on power supplied by the Nissan Leaf and solar energy. As for the entire 100,000 sq ft exhibition centre, it’s supplied by renewable hydroelectric power.

While at the Pavilion, visitors can also get up-close and test drive the fully electric Nissan Ariya crossover launched recently and participate in virtual tennis matches with Nissan’s ambassador, Naomi Osaka. Naomi Osaka won the US Open in 2018 and the Australian Open in 2019. Visitors will also get to experience the thrill of Formula E electric street racing via virtual reality.

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Pan Eu Jin
Regularly spend countless hours online looking at cars and parts I can't afford to buy. How a car makes you feel behind the wheel should be more important than the brand it represents - unless resale value is your thing.